Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC women's basketball moved to 2-0 on the year with an 81-42 victory against Eastern on Thursday night. All but one Retriever that played scored in the contest led by sophomore Janee'a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) with 10 points and six rebounds.
The Retrievers got out to a big start in the first, using a 6-0 run to race out to a 15-7 lead after one. UMBC held the Eagles without a point over the last three minutes of the quater. Summers led the way with four points in the period.
The hot shooting continued, as Summers knocked down a three, followed by a Dominika Skrocka (Moscow, Russia) pair of triples gave UMBC a 26-11 lead, part of a 14-2 run to end the quarter. The stretch spanned five minutes, as once again the UMBC defense stood tall holding Eastern without a point, and just six in the quarter to lead 40-15 at the break.
Skrocka led the Retrievers with nine points in the first half. Tyler Moore (Portsmouth, Va.) chipped in six as the Retrievers shot 47 percent from the floor, and 56 percent from three.
From there, the Retrievers continued to hold the Eagles at bay through the second half. Summers started to heat up from the floor in the third, reaching double figures early in the half. UMBC used an 8-0 run to pull away for good, holding a 63-25 lead after three, and winning the contest 81-42.
Summers led the Retrievers with 10 points, as Skrocka and Kayla Jackson (Rochester, N.Y.) each chipped in nine. Freshman Eryn Fisher (Kingsley, Australia) added eight. UMBC shot 47 percent from the floor, going a blistering 48 percent from three.
Jaelyn Harris led the Eagles with 13 points, the only Eastern player in double figures.
UMBC returns to action at the Seton Hall Classic this weekend. The Retrievers will face UTSA on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Kennesaw State on Sunday at 11 a.m.